Forestry Equipment Operator

May 2023

Availability:
Accepting Applications
Credential:
Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
May 08, 2023
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
FEO
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

September 2023

Availability:
Accepting Applications
Credential:
Certificate of Successful Completion
Classes begin:
September 05, 2023
Offered at:
Frost Campus
Program code:
FEO
Sem 1 Delivery:
In Person
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

We are the only college in Ontario offering a training program on the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment used in timber harvesting and forestry management.

Program Highlights

This 12-week certificate program provides you with introductory training on heavy forestry equipment as well as education in forestry principles and proper safety techniques. You will get hands-on experience operating machinery and performing preventative maintenance and minor repairs. The program also includes the basics of forestry operations, harvest systems, milling and forest fire preparedness.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming has been a leader in Forestry education for over 55 years – we have the largest college Forestry program in Canada. We are also a renowned training hub for heavy equipment technology. Combining these two specialties, we can offer this unique program within our exceptional learning environments. You will have access to a range of industry equipment right on-campus as well as state-of-the-art simulators to enhance your real-world training.

Career Opportunities

Demand for employees in the Forestry sector is growing. Careers for graduates within this program can include:

  • Logging and machinery operators
  • Silviculture and forestry workers
  • Chainsaw and skidder operators
  • Logging and forestry labourers
  • Heavy equipment operators

We offer a variety of related programs to build on your certificate and expand your career options:

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Skillsmarker to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Forestry Equipment Operator must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD with majority of credits at the Workplace (E) level including Gr 12 (E)English

Where Workplace level courses are listed, C, U and M courses will be accepted.
For programs requiring a majority of credits at the Workplace level, OLC4O will be counted as an acceptable English course.

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